Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Summer Vacation Placements


Placement details


Placements are usually carried out over 5 weeks during the months of June and July. Further information regarding start dates is given to succsessful applicants.

Location of placement

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is an 800-bed teaching hospital with a Pharmacy Department of around 145 staff.  The Pharmacy Department has a partnership with Boots who provide outpatient pharmacy services within the Trust.  We also have a recently opened, brand new Technical Services Unit.

Details of Training Programme

During the placement you will have opportunities to explore different areas of our department including the dispensary, distribution, aseptic services as well as experiencing accompanied ward visits with clinical pharmacists and medicines management technicians. 

Applicant requirements

Placements open to students who will have completed their third year of the Mpharm course by summer 2019.

Accommodation available

Hospital accommodation may be available on request. Details of accommodation will be given to successful applicants.


This is an unpaid placement

Details of how and when to apply

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept work placements in the summer of 2020.

This is due to the implementation of a transformation Programme, across the acute and community settings which will include the introduction of an electronic patient record.

We hope to resume these placements in the summer of 2021